cripple - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkrɪp(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theycripple
he/she/itcripples
present participlecrippling
past tensecrippled
past participlecrippled
  1. 1
    to damage something severely, or to prevent it from working properly

    The war had crippled the country’s economy.

  2. 2
    to make someone physically disabled, especially unable to walk
    1. a.
      informal to make a part of someone’s body very painful, especially when they walk

      These shoes are crippling me.